Oltarakwai Principal takes over as new Narok schools sports chair

Peter Maritime, new Narok Schools Sports Association Chairman.

Oltarakwai Secondary School in Narok South Sub-county Principal Peter Maritim has been confirmed as the chairperson of Narok County Secondary School Sports Association.

Maritim, who is the immediate former vice chairman, is taking over from the long serving chairman Peter Kahora, who transferred from the county.

Kahora was the principal of Sakutiet Secondary School in Narok North-sub county.

Maritim, who doubles up as the chairman of Narok South Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) assumed the office of the chairperson automatically after the current moved out according to the constitution of the association.

He has been passionate about sports since the time he was the games teacher at Oloomirani High School in Narok West Sub-county.

Through his leadership, he mentored many talents in sports and encouraged the students to exploit the talents while in schools.

His first assignment was during the just concluded school first term games at Kilgoris in Transmara West Sub-county which was a success, a move which was lauded by the County Director of Education Apollo Apuko.

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The new boss called on the learners to take seriously the sporting activities seriously in a bid to enhance their talents.

He said that they should pursue their dreams by taking part in sports effectively saying that the sports have proved to be a well-paying career if properly nurtured at early stages.

Maritim added that the county has a potential of great talents as witnessed by sportsmen and sportswomen who have hoisted Kenya’s flag on the international stage.

The chairman said that the sporting activities will go alongside enhancing students’ academic performances.

He said that not all the students are good in classes and they should be given a chance to explore their talents in sports.

He called on the schools’ principals and institutions to ensure they dedicate their time in ensuring their students participate in co-curricular activities.

The new boss said even though they have been undergoing financial challenges, the schools heads have been trying to ensure the sports has been a success.

By our reporter

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